HSE Management

We believe in health and safety services that extend beyond the role of a client or contractor.

We work with the project team to ensure that the working environment is safe, and works are completed with the minimum to zero lost-time injuries.


Definition of Occupational Health & Safety Management
It is a coordinated and systematic approach to managing health and safety risks. It helps organisations to continually improve their safety performance and compliance to health and safety legislation and standards.

Section 8 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the employer’s legal requirement to identify, assess and control safety, reads: “Every employer shall provide and maintain, as far as is reasonably practicable, a working environment that is safe and without risk to the health of its employees”.

The Department of Labour governs site inspections and the application of Occupational Health and Safety regulations by every employer. We strive to assist our clients by reducing incidents, accidents, and injuries on site. We will add value to your company by saving unnecessary legal fees because of personnel injuries.


We will assist our clients with the implementation, training and management of the following legislative Acts and requirements:

  • The Occupational Health & Safety Act 85 of 1999 & its relevant regulations
  • The Compensation of Injuries and Diseases Act 130 of 1993
  • The Local Government Municipal Systems Act 32 of 2000
  • The Mine Health and Safety Act 29 of 1996
  • The Basic Conditions of Employment Act 75 of 1997
  • The National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998
  • South African By-laws
  • ISO 45001 International Standards for Health & Safety at Work

Implemented Health and Safety Management Systems had proven reliability. It reduces risks, improves productivity, and minimises cost.

The benefits of having the right safety management system include:

  • Health, Safety, and Environmental risks are easily identified and mitigated.
  • Risks can be prioritised and addressed systematically.
  • Assessment and implementation can begin immediately.
  • Staff members are engaged.
  • Compliance reduces absenteeism, claims and insurance assessments.
  • Moral, legal, and financial issues can be addressed.
  • Compliance enables international benchmarking opportunities.
  • OH&S standards can be incorporated into sustainable reporting.
  • Positive brand exposure as a Health & Safety compliant leader within the field of service.

Our HSE services

Occupational Health & Safety Management Services Agent

Appointment in terms of Construction Regulation No. 5 to assist a client with the development of Health & Safety Specifications, Baseline Risk Assessments, Health & Safety Cost Management and overall HSSE Management on construction sites.

HSSE Auditing & Reporting

The client must in conjunction with Construction
Regulations 5(1)(o) ensure that periodic health and safety audits and document verification are conducted at least every 30 days. SHEMCA GROUP (PTY) LTD assist clients, contractors and suppliers with a detailed compliance audit and reporting.

Construction Work Permits

Assist the client with the application of construction work permits for projects either exceeding thirteen million rand, exceed 180 working days and / or involve more than 1800 person days of construction work as contemplated in Construction Regulations 3.

Safety File Development & Implementation

Develop project specific Health & Safety Files for the sake of contractor information management & record keeping. Assist contractors with the approval process of Health & Safety Files as per OHS Act and client Health & Safety Specifications.

ISO 45001 Implementation

The proven method of reducing risks, improving productivity, and saving costs. Managing health and safety does not have to be so complicated, costly, or time-consuming. SHEMCA Group has a team of professionals that will help your company with a tailormade Occupational Health & Safety Management System.

Safety Officers Placement (permanent or temporary)

Role responsibilities: Implementation of site-specific safety files, performing site induction training, continuous risk assessments & risk reviews, toolbox talks, incident investigation and reporting processes, facilitate safety meetings, monitor, and review critical work, and enforce HSSE compliance throughout the project lifecycle.

Occupational Health and Safety Training

We offer various OH&S Training Courses for legal compliance and employee skills development. SHEMCA Group offers both on-site and off-site training at our client’s convenience.

Medical Certificates Fitness

Provide company employees with Occupational Medical Certificates performed by a registered occupational medical nursing practitioner in the form of Annexure 3. The Occupational Medical Certificate includes, but is not limited to; a Lung Function Test, Hearing Test, Blood Pressure Monitoring, Visual Acuity Test, Urinal Test, COVID-19 Screening, Work at heights and Work in confined spaces.

Incident and Accident Investigation

Assist clients with Incident Investigations by means of a well-developed system. A Route Cause Analysis is used to determine the cause of the incident. Reporting of incidents to the department of labour and workmen’s compensation in terms of Compensation of Injuries and Diseases Act.

Fall Protection Plan Development

Develop a detailed site and facility specific Fall Protection Plan and Risk Assessment based on elevated work, providing clients with a strategic plan to prevent the risk of falling.

Construction Work Permits

Assist the client with the application of a construction work permit for work exceeding 40 million rand, exceed 180 working days and / or involve more than 1800 person days of construction work as contemplated in Construction Regulations 3.

Scaffold Inspection, Erection and Supervision

Assist with the design, erecting, supervision, and inspection of all types of scaffolding. All our employees are trained and certified to carry out all types of scaffold work.

Ground Penetrating Radar Scanning


Electromagnetic Radar

We use a geo-physical technique which uses an electromagnetic radar to detect conductive and non-conductive sub-surface objects. 

The Electromagnetic Radar Scanner is moved across the surface examining repetitive patterns at depths of up to 8m deep, detecting plastic and ceramic utilities.

Cable Avoidance Tool

The Cable Avoidance Tool find cables to bypass when excavating, constructing, or conducting other types of groundwork. 

Because of the ability to detect power-, radio- and genny signals, your project will be delivered safely, prompt and economically.

Concrete Surface Scanning

The Conquest 100 reduces risk by detecting the rebar, post-tension cables, metallic and non-metallic conduits as well as current-carrying wires embedded in concrete. It creates a detailed scan of concrete floors, decks, columns, walls, and ceilings to detect embedded objects before cutting, breaking, or coring.



To ensure the overall prompt success of the job, utility detection is critical to any construction project where subsurface excavations are planned. If ignored, budget overruns multiply, your schedule turns chaotic and there is the risk of injuries on site.

We offer our clients a comprehensive range of reporting options, from marks on the ground, to a basic field sketch, to a full and comprehensive report that pinpoints buried electrical, water, gas, communication, petrochemical, sewer, and storm drain lines. Our report provides you with a Permanent Utilities’ Location Statement for future reference.

Our Experience

  • Petrochemical Industry
  • Office Blocks
  • Banking
  • Hospitals & Clinics
  • Automotive Industry
  • Petrol Service Stations
  • Retail Maintenance
  • Warehousing
  • Shopping Centres & Malls
  • International Projects
  • Retail Outlets
  • Electrical Installations
  • Sub Stations
  • Property Development
  • Road Works
  • Product Pipeline Installation
  • Water Pipeline Installation
  • Storm Water & Drainage
  • Environmental Management
  • Mining
  • Sugar Mill Refinery
  • Agriculture
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